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Redevelopment plans for The Grafton in Cambridge approved by councillors

Redevelopment plans for The Grafton in Cambridge approved by councillors

Redevelopment plans for The Grafton in Cambridge approved by councillors

07 February 2024

Objections had been raised over the impact of the development’s taller buildings on Cambridge’s historic skyline.

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Four emperor penguin colonies uncovered by British Antarctic Survey using satellite imagery

Four emperor penguin colonies uncovered by British Antarctic Survey using satellite imagery

Four emperor penguin colonies uncovered by British Antarctic Survey using satellite imagery

01 February 2024

But they warn the iconic species’ future remains very uncertain after catastrophic breeding failures.


How Wildlife Trust extended the Fleam Dyke habitat – and is reprofiling woodland rides

How Wildlife Trust extended the Fleam Dyke habitat – and is reprofiling woodland rides

How Wildlife Trust extended the Fleam Dyke habitat – and is reprofiling woodland rides

30 January 2024

Caroline Fitton writes about some of the conservation activities in Cambridgeshire.


Friends of Paradise Nature Reserve plan legal challenge against Owlstone Croft student accommodation

Friends of Paradise Nature Reserve plan legal challenge against Owlstone Croft student accommodation

Friends of Paradise Nature Reserve plan legal challenge against Owlstone Croft student accommodation

27 January 2024

Queens’ College won approval on appeal for the development beside the reserve.

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Watch the livestream as moonflower blooms at Cambridge University Botanic Garden

Watch the livestream as moonflower blooms at Cambridge University Botanic Garden

Watch the livestream as moonflower blooms at Cambridge University Botanic Garden

26 January 2024

Flowering took place on Thursday afternoon (1 February).


Weed-killing with chemicals to return to Cambridgeshire highways

Weed-killing with chemicals to return to Cambridgeshire highways

Weed-killing with chemicals to return to Cambridgeshire highways

25 January 2024

The use of herbicides on highways has been authorised again by the county council after complaints.

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Could 5,000-home plans for Great Shelford be revived under Michael Gove’s Cambridge 2040 plans?

Could 5,000-home plans for Great Shelford be revived under Michael Gove’s Cambridge 2040 plans?

Could 5,000-home plans for Great Shelford be revived under Michael Gove’s Cambridge 2040 plans?

25 January 2024

Council’s deputy leader says housing secretary’s vision will leave Green Belt ‘in tatters’

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Water on Marleigh estate in Cambridge safe to use after seven days, says company

Water on Marleigh estate in Cambridge safe to use after seven days, says company

Water on Marleigh estate in Cambridge safe to use after seven days, says company

24 January 2024

Problems were first reported last Thursday.


Residents on Cambridge’s Marleigh development endure sixth day without drinking water

Residents on Cambridge’s Marleigh development endure sixth day without drinking water

Residents on Cambridge’s Marleigh development endure sixth day without drinking water

23 January 2024

Bottled water is available at Marleigh Community Centre


How Cambridge coalition of protesters brought Barclays bank branch to standstill

How Cambridge coalition of protesters brought Barclays bank branch to standstill

How Cambridge coalition of protesters brought Barclays bank branch to standstill

21 January 2024

‘I don’t want there to be so much pain in the world’ says campaigner on St Andrew’s Street.


Watching wandering winter warblers – which warbler is which?

Watching wandering winter warblers – which warbler is which?

Watching wandering winter warblers – which warbler is which?

21 January 2024

Bob Jarman gives us a guide to warblers on migration – and explains what has turned up in Cambridge.


Opinion: Prof Tina Barsby on why we must rethink how agricultural innovation is delivered in the UK

Opinion: Prof Tina Barsby on why we must rethink how agricultural innovation is delivered in the UK

Opinion: Prof Tina Barsby on why we must rethink how agricultural innovation is delivered in the UK

20 January 2024

The Cambridge plant scientist explores why academic science leadership in the field is not translating into productivity growth in the UK.


River Cam supporters urge rethink by partners of Anglian Water during protest in Cambridge

River Cam supporters urge rethink by partners of Anglian Water during protest in Cambridge

River Cam supporters urge rethink by partners of Anglian Water during protest in Cambridge

20 January 2024

It came amid a hearing over controversial plans to move a sewage works.

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Why demolition work on new-build homes at Darwin Green in Cambridge has been paused

Why demolition work on new-build homes at Darwin Green in Cambridge has been paused

Why demolition work on new-build homes at Darwin Green in Cambridge has been paused

19 January 2024

Building control officers visited the site.


Cambridge residents told ‘do not use’ water over contamination fears

Cambridge residents told ‘do not use’ water over contamination fears

Cambridge residents told ‘do not use’ water over contamination fears

19 January 2024

The incident is ongoing

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Anglian Water hits back at claims newly-planted trees at proposed sewage works won’t survive

Anglian Water hits back at claims newly-planted trees at proposed sewage works won’t survive

Anglian Water hits back at claims newly-planted trees at proposed sewage works won’t survive

18 January 2024

It pledged there would be no repeat of the A14 tree deaths.


Benefits of new sewage works for River Cam are unclear - because Anglian Water hasn’t modelled overflows, hearing learns

Benefits of new sewage works for River Cam are unclear - because Anglian Water hasn’t modelled overflows, hearing learns

Benefits of new sewage works for River Cam are unclear - because Anglian Water hasn’t modelled overflows, hearing learns

18 January 2024

But the water company does confirm once-in-10-year storm spills won’t happen.

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Arthur Rank Hospice Charity raises £60,000 by chipping thousands of Christmas trees

Arthur Rank Hospice Charity raises £60,000 by chipping thousands of Christmas trees

Arthur Rank Hospice Charity raises £60,000 by chipping thousands of Christmas trees

17 January 2024

Teams of dedicated volunteers were out and about collecting the trees across the Cambridge region.


Waterbeach faces triple threat of construction projects, hearing on Anglian Water’s new sewage works hears

Waterbeach faces triple threat of construction projects, hearing on Anglian Water’s new sewage works hears

Waterbeach faces triple threat of construction projects, hearing on Anglian Water’s new sewage works hears

17 January 2024

The parish council wants to hear how the impact can be mitigated.

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Cambourne to Cambridge busway held up by homes delay

Cambourne to Cambridge busway held up by homes delay

Cambourne to Cambridge busway held up by homes delay

17 January 2024

The busway, devised by the Greater Cambridge Partnership (GCP), aims to ‘cut congestion and improve air quality’.

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